Jemison takes 3rd in World Series
By Stephen Dawkins
The last game of the season for Jemison’s 12-year-old baseball all-stars ended with the team holding a trophy.
Jemison didn’t win the Dizzy Dean World Series championship on Wednesday—that was No. 1 seed Northwest (Fla.), who defeated Jemison in a semifinal—but the local team took third place with an 8-4 win over Rome, Ga.
“It’s really nice for them to know the final thing they did as a little leaguer was win a trophy in the World Series,” coach Tommy Lenoir said.
Northwest defeated Blount Co., 7-2, meaning two of the top three teams in the World Series were from Alabama.
“The state was well represented [Wednesday],” Lenoir said.
Logan Ray was the winning pitcher for Jemison and hit one of only two home runs of the tournament.
Both Will Lenoir and Trea Sanders went 2-for-3.
Tommy Lenoir said the team’s success would not have been possible without the time and effort put in by the players and parents—and the monetary donations made by several community sponsors.
“It’s a lot more work than people think,” he said. “These parents and these kids have just been fantastic. I’m very proud of them.”